Social media is a crucial tool these days to connect with your audience and reach new customers. We all know the value of good social media marketing. But here are some great basic tips for anyone struggling to get their socials off the ground.
1 Less is More with Social Media Marketing
A common mistake is overdoing your social marketing. Don’t overload your page with content, this is a sure way to make people unfollow or unlike. Instead, be consistent about posting daily and make sure the content you do write is quality. This will earn you so much more of a following than if you spam your audience with too many posts they don’t want to see.
2 Know Your Target Audience
Understanding your audience is key, then you will know how to talk to them and what they want to see. Study the data you get from Facebooks metrics to see who your audience is. Try different methods of interacting and different content and see what gets the best results with your specific following.
3 Post for Your Target Audience
Now you understand your audience, focus your content on what they would want to see. Rather than reposting graphics or clickbait content found on the web somewhere, which is what so many pages do. This type of content isn’t personal to your brand and doesn’t represent your business. Your audience won’t engage with this type of content. Find a good balance between promoting products and posting interesting content.
If you get more interaction and interest on Facebook than on Twitter for example, then focus on Facebook more. Many people make the mistake of putting more time into a platform that is underperforming. But the main thing is to focus on the places where you are engaging with customers, and then developing this engagement into fans, or purchases, by building a loyal following.
5 DO NOT Buy Likes
We all know how tempting this is! But don’t, this ruins your demographics data, the likes are not from real people but bots, who definitely won’t be interested in your content or products. Your engagement rate will be terrible, as these bots don’t interact, and Facebook has an algorithm that looks at your engagement rates and is less likely to show your post if it’s bad. Instead spend the money on buying ads so that you can reach real people, real people that may just be looking for a page like yours.
6 Promoting a Post
Knowing which posts to promote can be tricky, you can’t choose just any post to boost. Choosing a promotion post of a popular item or a competition for free products is always great, as it not only introduces new people to your brand it gives them an introductory offer on your products. The main things to consider are what would someone seeing this for the first time think about your brand; how do you come across, and will this post appeal to people who have never heard of you.
7 Listen to Feedback
Finally, listen to comments and feedback from followers, see if they have any suggestions for improvements and what’s not working or hear if they are enjoying your content. Interact with customers on social media and build up relationships.